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  1. Oh dear, SantaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Trinidad Guardian

    In a place where the prime minister before the current one believed in the literal truth of the Adam and Eve creation myth, and the current prime minister believes she can work miracles with Christmas hampers, it's no surprise to find many public figures believe in Santa Claus. Today, I myself join the believers-in Santa, not Adam, Eve, Yahweh, Allah and Co-and it's not just because a fat man in a flying sleigh pulled by wingless reindeer distributing presents globally in one night seems more credible than an omnipotent, merciful god who inflicts massive suffering on the creations he claims to love.

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  2. The Books Issue: Sonic journeys in nonfictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Creative Loafing Tampa

    A profusion of music-related bios, memoirs and oral histories hit the shelves in 2014 along with the odd unexpected gems.

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  3. D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah': Battle hymns for today's activistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Grist Magazine

    Unless you are a member of the Koch family empire, or someone who voted to keep the Koch family empire in power, 2014 sucked. That is, it sucked until this week, when America received a great dose of medicine for our melancholy: Black Messiah, the surprise album by musical genius D'Angelo that dropped early Monday morning after a 14-year disappearance from the musical world.

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  4. The Music Club, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Slate Magazine

    I couldn't agree more with Ann's point that having women's voices and names dominate the charts is insufficient without equal prominence behind the scenes , especially in the studio. The Fader did a great virtual roundtable about the shortage of female producers this fall, from that site's more dance-oriented point of view.

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  5. The Current celebrates 10 years with special events and concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | TwinCities

    The Current is turning 10 next month and celebrating with "10 Days of Random Acts of Musical Kindness," a series of special events and concerts featuring Atmosphere, Doomtree, members of the Hold Steady and the one and only Billy Idol. The Minnesota Public Radio music station kicks things off Jan. 15 with a live broadcast of its "Morning Show" from 8 to 10 a.m. in the MPR Forum in downtown St. Paul.

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  6. Current to celebrate 10th anniversary with 10 days of musical eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Star Tribune

    Welcome to Artcetera. Arts-and-entertainment writers and critics post movie news, concert updates, people items, video, photos and more.

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  7. Pasadena Playhousea s a Sleeping Beautya panto is light, kid-friendly funRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Garrett Clayton, Lucy Lawless and Company in "Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight" at The Pasadena Playhouse. Photo: Philicia Endelman.

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  8. Make My DayARE You Insulting Your Pet?Read the original story

    Apr 30, 2011 | American Reporter

    In case you're in a funk because you think the reason you didn't receive an invitation to the royal wedding is because the Brits are still ticked off about that silly little skirmish back in 1776, the American media have a solution for you. The media had been pumping out news, features, and gossip about the wedding for more than three months.

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  9. Soulful blues at the Blue WingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Lake County Record-Bee

    ... James has been around the block when it comes to musical genres. Her first CD, which she released in 1999, was a pop-funk album and it was quite the achievement. She took home the Los Angeles Independent Artist of the Year Award for the album and ...

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  10. Premature Evaluation: D'Angelo Black MessiahRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Stereogum

    Every once in awhile, an artist somewhere on the R&B/soul/black music spectrum releases an album that's simultaneously an attempt to come to grips with America, and to tell America to go fuck itself. Among the totemic examples are Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland , Sly And The Family Stone's There's A Riot Goin' On , Funkadelic's America Eats Its Young , Prince's Sign O' The Times , and Fishbone's The Reality Of My Surroundings .

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  11. P-plate driver charged after trying to flee scene of a fatal Sydney crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Daily Mail

    Police say the 22-year-old P-plater veered off Victoria Road, Rozelle, where his white Holden Commodore ute mounted the curb and struck a woman and man on the footpath. The man was subjected to a 'citizen's arrest' by witnesses at the scene, after he tried to flee the crash on foot.

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  12. Full Show Friday | Prince At Capitol Theatre - 1982Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | JamBase

    The artist known as Prince was on the verge of blowing up to mega-star status when he brought the Controversy Tour to The Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey on January 30, 1982. Prince showed off the vocals, songwriting and guitar work that would soon make him an icon at The Cap that night and thankfully Bill Graham's cameras captured the entire performance.

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  13. REVIEW: Don't Let Your People Go See Exodus: Gods and KingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Time

    Casting Anglo actors as Egyptians is far from the worst sin Ridley Scott committed in this Biblically and cinematically uninspired retelling of the Moses story "And this is your famous Uncle Moses," a Hebrew man says to a child in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings . "He was once Prince of Egypt."

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  14. DC Comics March variant covers will pay homage to fans' favorite moviesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Examiner.com

    If you have ever wondered what it would look like if Superman and Doomsday went on an excellent adventure or if Batman was inside " The Matrix ", wonder no longer. DC Comics announced Friday that they will be releasing 22 movie poster variant covers during March 2015, according to DCComics.com.

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  15. Cirque du Soleila s female cast a Amalunaa brings moon sisters over MiamiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | The Miami Herald

    Amaluna , or "Mother Moon," now playing under a tent at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens for a month, is the opposite of most Cirque productions in that its cast is 70 percent female. The band, which cranks out muscular classic rock-styled riffs that enter Metallica territory, is 100 percent women - including a guitarist in a long blue robe who brings to mind Purple Rain -era Prince.

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  16. PuraPharm Vox Tessa Kole's Top Five Desert Island DiscsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Houston Press

    Here on Rocks Off, where we ask local heroes for their top five absolute desert island discs, the records that made them the musicians they are today. This week; Tessa Kole, vocalist and guitarist of one of our Houston Press Artopia 2015 performers, PuraPharm .

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  17. Andrew J. Green: Brisas Del MarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | LA Weekly

    Cover bands that exist so that their members can sing the songs as psychic love letters to the songwriters themselves are extortionately rare. As such, Princess is the deeply funky Prince cover band fronted by Saturday Night Live vet Maya Rudolph and L.A. singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum.

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  18. Duncan Gilles: Royals flushed in US game of snapRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The New Zealand Herald

    WRONG ...William, Kate and LeBron James present a classic study in awkwardness. RIGHT ...rapper Jay-Z and James, minutes earlier, show the loose informality of a proper US celebrity-meet.

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  19. A Landmark San Fernando Valley Head Shop Stays Relevant By Embracing Pipes as ArtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | LA Weekly

    Cover bands that exist so that their members can sing the songs as psychic love letters to the songwriters themselves are extortionately rare. As such, Princess is the deeply funky Prince cover band fronted by Saturday Night Live vet Maya Rudolph and L.A. singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum.

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  20. Kunst: Hollywood EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | LA Weekly

    Cover bands that exist so that their members can sing the songs as psychic love letters to the songwriters themselves are extortionately rare. As such, Princess is the deeply funky Prince cover band fronted by Saturday Night Live vet Maya Rudolph and L.A. singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum.

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